PV module market shrinking again

According to the analysts from IMS Research, from January through March, only about 3.2 GW of peak photovoltaic capacity were delivered worldwide. Last year, the supply volume amounted to 3.6 GW in the same period.

Solar laboratory in Cologne with new steady state solar simulator for testing photovoltaic modules, thermal collectors and solar combinations

Cologne / Freiburg - TUEV Rheinland has commissioned a new steady state solar simulator provided by PSE AG in the Cologne Solar Testing Centre. The test bench is to be used for measuring photovoltaic modules, thermal solar collectors and combinations of both technologies - known as PVT modules - for the first time in a sun simulator.

SCHOTT Solar and BASF: Photovoltaic double-glazing module with plastic pan made of Ultramid

Mainz / Munich / Ludwigshafen - At the Intersolar trade fair, SCHOTT Solar and BASF are presenting a new roof-integrated photovoltaic concept based on the SCHOTT ADVANCE Series. The concept employs only two parts: a specially developed, multi-functional pan made from the BASF resin Ultramid B High Speed and a frameless doubleglazed module from SCHOTT.

CleanPath Launches Fund to Invest $800 Million in Large-Scale Solar PV Projects

San Francisco - CleanPath, LLC announced today the close of an equity and credit facility to invest in the development and construction of large-scale solar PV projects in North America. CleanPath will manage two revolving facilities to invest over $800 million into 1,000+ megawatts in large-scale solar PV projects over the next 60 months.

Mass production of 160 W microcrystalline tandem modules

NexPower claims, that the conversation efficency from sunlight to electricity will reach more than 10.4 %. The company already converted all production lines to tandem production in early 2011. At that time Arthur Chou, CEO of NextPower, pointed out that the company wanted to reach the 10 % mark until end of 2011. So the target was achived about six months earlier.

Old mine transformed into UKs largest solar park Over 5600 solar panels transform old tin mine to generate electricity for 400 homes

The South West's first solar farm was connected to the grid in Cornwall today by UK-based solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy. On the site of a disused tin mine, the 1.4 MW farm is the biggest in the UK to date. Covering a 7.2acre plot at Wheal Jane, Truro, it is the first of many renewable energy projects planned at the reclaimed mine.

Sungevity announces energy independence and savings to five northeast states

Oakland, Calif. - Sungevity, the nation's most innovative, customer-centric, residential solar company, builds on its rapid growth and momentum by announcing energy independence and savings to Northeast homeowners by launching Sungevity's residential solar leasing solution in five new states: New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Delaware.